Fluor's Global Offshore Expertise
Fluor's global resume of offshore work provides clients confidence their projects will be delivered safely and with quality. Based on the challenging location and desired project performance criteria, Fluor uses a consultative approach to FEED and constructability. FPSO vessels are particularly effective in remote or deep water locations where seabed pipelines are not cost-effective.
FPSOs eliminate the need to lay expensive long-distance pipelines from the production facility to an onshore terminal. Floating platforms are also economical in smaller oil fields, where the expense of installing a fixed oil platform and pipeline cannot be justified. Once the field is depleted, FPSOs can be moved and used at a new location.
FPSOs / FPDSOs / FSOs may be purpose-built or converted from an oil tanker and can be permanently moored or have disconnectable moorings. In areas of the world that are subject to cyclones or icebergs, some FPSOs are able to release their mooring / riser turret and relocate to a safe location in an emergency. The turret sinks beneath the waves and can be reconnected later.
Learn more about Fluor's experience in arctic and harsh environments.